What Should I do with Old Golf Clubs?

Golf sticks set in a bag on green course lawn, shiny stainless steel, close up view. Golfing sport and club concept, copy space.

Are you getting tired of those old golf clubs sitting around? Maybe you got a new set and have completely forgotten about the old ones you just found in the attic? Either way, we’ll talk about some things you can do with them.

Golf clubs should be reused and recycled. There are countless ways to reuse old golf clubs and one of those ways includes recycling. Many places will take golf clubs to melt down and create something new. Utilizing the material and creating new things from old golf clubs is also a great option.

Whether you just want to get rid of them through recycling or reusing them to create something new, we’ve got you covered with some great ideas.

Scrap Metal Facilities

There are two main types of scrap metal facilities – a scrap metal processing facility and a scrap metal recycling facility. Each utilizes scrap metal in different ways but both serve a specific purpose. Both would take your old golf clubs to use in other ways.

Scrap Metal Processing Facility

A scrap metal processing facility gathers scrap metal from various sources and melts it down to be used in the manufacturing process (Source). In this case, your old golf-clubs would be melted down and used to create something else.

Scrap Metal Recycling Facility

A scrap metal recycling facility simply processes the scrap metal into specific grades of scrap metal to sell. They mostly utilize scrap iron, scrap steel, and nonferrous metallic scrap (Source). At these facilities, your golf clubs would most likely be cut up and sold as scrap metal to people who might even use them for art!

Sell Them

There are many ways you can sell your old golf clubs. If you’re thinking of doing a yard sale, that would be a perfect time to add a section for your old golf clubs! Maybe you know someone who has been wanting a set of clubs. You can reach out to them and work out a price that works for both of you.

You could also post them on Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, or any of the other websites where people sell things.

Get Creative!

Have you been wanting a unique-looking coat rack, table, or shelf? You can use your old golf clubs to let your creativity go on a roller coaster and make something really cool! Brainstorm some ideas of things you could create to spice up your environment with golf-based furniture or art.

Coat Racks

Coat racks are a very simple, yet useful creation you could make with your old golf clubs. First, cut off the shafts right above the hosel from each golf club, leaving everything intact from the hosel down. Then, cut a 2×4 into the shape you would like your coat rack to be. Next, carefully drill the number of holes for each hanger you would like. After that, measure the depth of the hole to know how much glue you will need to put on your hosel.

Once you have decided the depth, take the ends of your golf clubs, one by one, and coat the hosel in super glue. Then, quickly, but carefully, insert the golf club with the end pointing up into the hole you drilled. The nice thing about using super glue is that it dries quickly, so you don’t have to hold the golf club in place for a long time until the glue dries. Just give it about 30 seconds to make sure it’s good and sturdy.

Golf, Golf Club concept

Now, you’re probably wondering, “What do I do with the shaft and handle that I cut away from the base?” Well, I have seen some amazing examples out there and one of them cut the handles off from the shaft, as well, and used them as additional hanger placements on their coat rack!

Not only does it add more coat hangers, but it also adds a really nice aesthetic to your DIY creation! Just follow the same steps with the handles as you did to make the holes and glue the golf clubs into place.

If you worry about the super glue not holding over time, you could use the Gorilla brand super glue. Instead of being made from cyanoacrylate, Gorilla Super Glue is made from polyurethane glue. Containing all the same properties as normal super glue, such as being able to dry and cure quickly, Gorilla Super Glue also adds an extra level of stability to your projects (Source).

Now, you’re probably looking at the golf club shaft and wondering, “I’ve used the other parts of the golf club, but is there something I could use this for?” As a matter of fact, there is! One option is using them as stakes to put in the ground before wrapping chicken wire or some other form of fence material to create a fence for your garden or other outdoor areas.

Another option is filing them down a bit more to create roasting sticks to use on campouts or at the fire pit in the backyard! If you’re worried about them getting too hot, you could keep the handles on them instead of cutting them off to use in your coat rack.

Other Ideas

If you have high ceilings or hard-to-reach places in your home, you could tie a rag to the end of a golf club and use that to dust.

You could paint them different colors and create lawn art to add some color to your yard. For example, you could make them look like flowers by adding metal pieces around the club side to look like petals.

Even if you just wanted to use your old clubs to practice your swing or form and save the good clubs for the course, that is a great option!

golf ball on tee ready to practice


Donating your golf clubs is also a great way to get rid of them fast and give others the opportunity to buy used golf clubs at a more affordable price. There are many people who are less fortunate and don’t have as much as others in the world, so little things like this may just make someone’s day.

Donation centers such as Goodwill, Deseret Industries, or the Salvation Army will all accept your old golf clubs. If you want an opportunity to serve others, that’s a great way to do it!

Now, the landfill is still definitely an option, but the things we have discussed above are just a few of the many, many creative ways you can reuse or recycle your old golf clubs. So look into trying one of those!

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